Day 1 of our holidays took us to the beautiful fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay just south of Whitby. As soon as I saw this view I knew we were in for a treat. The promise of tiny paths and cobbled streets reminded me of our day in Clovelly last year and I knew that at the bottom of the hill I would find a treat or two.
There were several quaint little shops and a very popular used book store. I waited outside with DD2 along with this fellow whose owners were inside shopping…
One of the wonderful treasures we found in Robin Hood’s Bay was the fish and chip shop. Honestly these were the best fish and chips I’ve had since May 2008! (Black Country Museum Fish and Chips)
Day 2 took us to Scarborough…now…no pictures to share from that day out as I was too busy shopping! Take note if you are a quilter and you are in Scarborough then you MUST make a visit to the Sewing Centre. It was like a candy shop…but full of fabric! Floor to ceiling of bolts of fabric all organized in colour…and all at £5/metre! Need I say more?
Day 3 took us up the coast to Seaham. Seaham is famous for its sea glass as a Victorian glass factory used to pour its waste glass into the sea at the end of the day and now it is being washed up as polished pieces of glass.
The girls had a wonderful time combing through the rocks and finding these little pieces of history.
Day 4 started off a bit with a bit of weather and we weren’t sure whether it was going to be a wash out or not, but before long the sun broke through the clouds and we had another bright day ahead of us. This time our travels took us to yet another beauty spot, but yet completely different from the seascapes we had seen so far. On the southern side of the North York Moors lays a 8000 acre forest…the Dalby Forest.
We were treated to a sea of trees much like you’d expect in Canada..minus the black flies! :o) There are several trails both for walking and cycling. It is definitely an area I’d like to re-visit.
On our last day we decided to visit the moors. We had seen such different scenery so far, but felt we really hadn’t seen the moors…strange as we were smack dab in the middle of them. So we went over to the North Yorkshire Moors Visitor Centre, bought a guide book and went for a beautiful walk.
My time in Yorkshire was far too short as there was as much to see and do as we had already touched on. It may be awhile before our travels take us up north in that direction, but I know when we do we will be in for a treat as it is some of the best scenery the U.K. has to offer.
Until next time...♥